Prof Ben Nwabueze dies at 91

Ben Nwabueze

Constitutional lawyer Prof Ben Nwabueze has died at the age of 91.

He died on Sunday evening in his home, Vanguard quoted sources close to the deceased as saying.

Born in 1931 in Atani, Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nwabueze was the secretary general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.

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Speaking on the death of the senior advocate of Nigeria, the vice-president, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide Damian Okeke-Ogene said, “It is a great loss both to Nigeria and the Igbo nation. He was a very decent constitutional lawyer and minister par excellence. He was known for being vocal and ensuring an anti-corrupt system.

“Indeed, the evolution of the entire legal system in Nigeria would not be complete without mentioning his invaluable contributions.”